Friday, January 29, 2010

The Need for Color

Just got back from the library and grocery store, stocking up for a weekend that is predicted to include some wintry weather. Everyone here in the Raleigh area gets excited at any forecast of snow, since we experience it so seldom. The last two big snowstorms in North Carolina produced only rain for us.
So, yesterday it was in the sixties- balmy, sunny. This morning, colder, but beautiful and sunny.
Here is my sun-drenched kitchen table with its colorful, dyed, quilted tablecloth,

By the time I got back from the store, the clouds were starting to roll in. No problem. I am ready! I treated myself to a colorful copy of Cloth, Paper, Scissors magazine. Charlie got me a subscription for Christmas, but my first issue starts in March.

Even better, today I began my third online class with quilt artist Pamela Allen! I am very psyched about this one, titled About Style. There will be art history mixed with creation of art quilts. We had to choose four favorite pieces of art to begin with. I chose five:

Monet, Claude, Garden at Sainte-Adresse
This was my favorite painting at the Monet in Normandy exhibit at the NC Museum of Art several years ago. My husband bought a print for me as a Christmas gift.

Matisse, Henri. Harmony in Red/La desserte

Raoul Dufy, Regatta at Cowes

Gustave Baumann, Grand Canyon

Vincent van Gogh. Wheatfield, 1888

We are supposed to note what it is we like about each painting, and anything they have in common.

Any guesses what my picks have in common?

Let the winter weather come...I will be saturated in bright colors this weekend!

1 comment:

Michelle said...

It started snowing here on the west side at 7 ... looks like the thrid time's a charm! Can't wait to see what you do in Pamela's class. Have a fun snowy weekend!